How does one become a (Christian?) How would you answer this question? Can we just pause a minute and really think about the answer? There was once a preacher that had a children's home in Corpus Christi, Texas. His wife wrote a book about his life and something she wrote has always set my mind and heart to a different level.
She told a story about he and his family going top revival at there home Church one night and a man in the congregation being saved. At the end of the service all the people went up to shake his hand. Lester Roloff was young a young boy at the time and went with his dad down to shake the man's hand. as they went home that night his dad told him the next time someone in that Church went down to get saved that he was not to go and shake his hand. When Lester ask why? His dad told him that he had unclean hands. That meant he was not saved.
This story, while true might seem a bit harsh to most people but it is told to make the point of how far we have come from what we, as a nation use to expect from people that called themselves Christians.
Not only have we redefined the word Christian but we have redefined almost every word that sets any kind of standard to live by. Most of the people born in this country in the last thirty years have no idea what truth and reality is all about. The worst part is if the truth is revealed to most they close their minds and will not hear it.
If someone made a statement like ( I'M NOT A CHRISTIAN, I'M BORN-AGAIN) WOULD YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY MEANT?) Are those two terms relative to one another? We have allowed the world to redefine and set the precedence in our Churches and make the rules by which she is governed. In most cases what can and cannot be said behind our pulpits.
If this country is ever to be what it once was it must start at the house of God. The Bible says in Revelation 3 ( I STAND AT THE DOOR AND KNOCK, IF ANY MAN WILL OPEN UNTO ME I WILL COME IN AND SUP WITH HIM AND HE WITH ME. Although we us that verse for a salvation verse the truth is that Jesus is speaking to the seven Churches mentioned in that chapter. We today are, to some degree a part of all of those Churches. In most cases we have shut Jesus Christ outside of our Churches. He is there knocking on the door but we will not let Him in. We have created our own style of Christianity and formed a Christ that better satisfies our desires instead of conforming to His likeness. We make a Christ that conforms to our desires and we make it simple for anyone to call themselves (a Christian).
It's time to make straight the old paths. Every man that stands behind a pulpit should write out his resignation and lay it on the communion table, stand fast on the word of God and preach with great passion, a dying man to a dying world, preach like every man in his congregation is going to hell and do it until they except truth or take his resignation,
People, please understand. I can tell you I'm a brain surgeon. I might even fool you for a while. but once I start to preform you will see that I'm a fake. It's exactly the same with our Lord. As he sees us, as individuals or as a nation, He knows what is real and what is not. He even knows your heart right now.
Are you born-again or just call yourself a Christian?
By the way. The God we serve. as a nation. is blessing us. When we make up our minds that we desire the God of the universe to bless us again, those blessing will flow through His son Jesus Christ to us as we acknowledge Him and lift His name high.
Christianity has been redefined by this nation, Let's work to unredefine it as a nation. Some of His most powerful words say that ( HE WILL BLESS THEM THAT BLESS HIM, OR, CURSE THEM THAT CURSE HIM.
If you read the book of( Joshua 5: 13-15 ) The was a man that Joshua seen standing I the mist. Joshua ask him, are you for us or for our adversary? The man stated, I CAME IN THE NAME OF THE LORD, We must get back to the place that we can call on Him because we know who He is.